S.Korea to Acquire AI-based Unmanned Combat Systems

  • Our Bureau
  • 05:58 AM, July 28, 2021
  • 3367
S.Korea to Acquire AI-based Unmanned Combat Systems
Image for representation only.

The South Korean military could soon buy Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based unmanned combat systems to prepare for new kinds of warfare in the cyber, space and electronic sectors.

“As our neighboring countries are putting national efforts toward science and technology development to prepare for the future, our military should also swiftly adopt cutting-edge technologies, such as AI and unmanned systems, and focus on developing defense policies and strategies for the future," Defense Minister Suh Wook said.

Under its “rapid acquisition process,” the Ministry of Defense revealed plans to buy new cutting-edge weapons such as drones. The Joint Chiefs of Staff will develop new operation plans to include AI-based unmanned combat systems to the list, local media reported citing the ministry on Wednesday.

The MoD has completed reorganization, giving more authority to the Office of Defense Reform to lead the initiative for the early deployment of new combat systems.

Also Read

Indonesia orders Six Additional T-50i Combat-Trainer Aircraft from Korea Aerospace

July 22, 2021 @ 07:14 AM

S.Korea's Planned Interceptor Needs Better Tech than Israel's Iron Dome to Stop...

June 30, 2021 @ 06:04 AM

S.Korea Okays Project to Build Iron Dome-like interceptor System, Upgrade F-35 Jets...

June 28, 2021 @ 08:17 AM

Huntington Ingalls Acquires Alion Science and Technology

August 20, 2021 @ 05:23 AM

South Korea to Trial Grenade-Launching Drone in 2022

August 6, 2021 @ 08:19 AM

S.Korea Approves $3.1B Project to Build New Frigates

August 5, 2021 @ 04:29 AM
FEATURES/INTERVIEWS